back suggests supporting by lending assistance to one failing or falling.
refusing to back the call for sanctions
champion suggests publicly defending one unjustly attacked or too weak to advocate his or her own cause.
championed the rights of children
Examples of support in a Sentence
I completely support your decision to stay.
She no longer supports the war.
The senator says that he supports the proposed legislation.
Which presidential candidate do you support?
The study is supported by the American Medical Association.
The country's citizens were asked to support the war effort.
Her friends supported her by signing her petition.
The charity supports needy families.
Bombers were called in to support the ground troops.
The planet's atmosphere cannot support human life. Noun
The team gets a lot of support from its fans.
I'd like to thank my parents for all of their love and support over the years.
He depended on his wife for emotional support.
He applied for financial support from the state.
the company's friendly support staff
Inspectors found that some of the bridge's supports were weak.
She used my arm as a support and limped to the chair.
These sneakers are designed to give your feet extra support. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Anymore Over the subsequent decades, the United States seemed to fritter away both the goodwill needed to support such efforts and the means to carry them out.—Paul Poast, The Atlantic, 17 Nov. 2023 Video How classrooms are changing to support neurodivergent students
Mesquite District Superintendent Dr. Ángel Rivera said the pandemic also put additional stress on educators.—Mireya Villarreal, ABC News, 17 Nov. 2023 There’s a really robust team that supports Peter, and all his ideas and ambitions are very, very carefully fact checked.—Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 Apple just announced iPhones will officially support the RCS standard next year.—WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 The apology and walk-back, however, did little to calm the fury over Wenner’s original comments, with few, if any, artists or friends speaking out publicly to support him.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 In April 2023, his family came out to support him at the release party for his debut album A New Earth.—Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Offering a variety of services to support industry members emotionally and financially, MPTF is currently providing financial assistance at $500,000 per week to crew members affected by the lack of work.—Caroline Brew, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 The California Coastal Commission has long supported replenishment efforts, but generally opposed the construction of hardened structures such as rock revetments and groins to keep the sand in place.—Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2023
Following news of the suit, Aubrey O’Day — the former lead singer of girl group Danity Kane who was signed to Bad Boy Records by Combs — showed her support for the singer.—Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2023 Around the world: Protests showing support for Israelis and Palestinians are growing calls for a cease-fire.—William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 Studies have shown that support from the trans community, as well as family and friends, can greatly improve mental health outcomes for transgender people and could be a key factor in one's resilience.—Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 But both polls show Trump firmly leading the field with support from more than 40% of those surveyed.—Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Images: Zuma Press/AFP/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly The Biden administration faces a wave of internal dissent against its support of Israel.—Elliott Abrams, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2023 The Carter family continues to ask for privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support.—Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2023 Shani also mentioned that the skates also provide safe ankle support, and the inner boot is super breathable.—Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 After news of her lawsuit broke, several artists — including a couple former Danity Kane members — publicly expressed their support for Cassie.—Vulture, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French supporter, from Late Latin supportare, from Latin, to transport, from sub- + portare to carry — more at fare